Narratology and ideology : negotiating context, form, and theory in postcolonial narratives / edited by Divya Dwivedi, Henrik Skov Nielsen, Richard Walsh
- Additional Titles:
- Narratology & ideology
- Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- vi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Dwivedi, Divya, Skov Nielsen, Henrik, and Walsh, Richard, 1964-
- Fractured tales and colonial traumas: disfigured stories in Kashmiri short fiction / Patrick Colm Hogan -- No center and no margins: narrativizing return journeys in works by M.G. Vassanji, Michael Ondaatje, and Rohinton Mistry / Martin Löschnigg -- The legibility of things: objects and public histories in N.S. Madhavan's Litanies of the Dutch battery / Udaya Kumar -- Metanarrative signs in Ousmane Sembène's Les bouts de bois de Dieu: banty mam yall / Gerald Prince -- A contextual rhetorical analysis of audiences in E.M. Forster's preface to Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable / Sarah Copland -- Ideological ambivalence: a reading of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children / Jan Alber -- "We are the people of the Apokalis": narrative voice and the negotiation of power structures in Indra Sinha's Animal's people / Marion Gymnich -- Questioning the ideology of reliability in Mohsin Hamid's The reluctant fundamentalist: towards a critical, culturalist narratology / Greta Olson -- The immigrant experience in Jhumpa Lahiri's "The third and final continent": postcolonial and rhetorical perspectives / James Phelan -- Ideology, dissidence, subversion: a narratological perspective / Monika Fludernik -- The apocalypse that will never be: decolonization, proleptic history, and satire in India, c. 1946-51 / Baidik Bhattacharya -- In the absence of post- / Mieke Bal -- The addressee function, or the uses of narratological laity: lessons of Khasak / Divya Dwivedi.
- Narratology & Ideology: Negotiating Context, Form, and Theory in Postcolonial Narratives, edited by Divya Dwivedi, Henrik Skov Nielsen, and Richard Walsh, brings together many of the most prominent figures at the interface between narratology and postcolonial criticism. While narrative theory has for some time recognized the importance of context in the analysis of fiction, this recognition has not quickly translated into substantial work in fields like postcolonialism, where situated questions of value and ideology have been brought to the fore. Postcolonial criticism, on the other hand, has often neglected the formal qualities of fiction in preference for ideological thematic interpretations, precisely because of the suspect legacy of formalism. The volume, then, stages a meeting between these two fields, negotiating both narratological and postcolonialist concerns by addressing specific features of narrative form and technique in the ideological analysis of key postcolonial texts. The thirteen essasy in Narratology and Ideology offer compelling readings of individual novels, with a focus upon South Asian literature, that provide a cumulative case study on the value of postcolonial narratology. The essays show not only how narrative theory can be productively applied in service of postcolonial criticism but also how such attention to postcolonial fictions can challenge and refine our theoretical understanding of narrative--back cover.
- 9780814213698 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0814213693 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780814276259 (electronic book)
0814276253 (electronic book)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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